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Red Bean Sweet Soup with 'Nian Ko' ~ 红豆年糕糖水


I'm a fan of Red Bean Sweet Soup aka 'Hoong Tau Sar' but this time I added in some bits of  Chinese New Year 'Nian ko'  on the recommendation of a friend.   I'm glad that I've found another way to make use of this 'Nian ko' other than the usual way of deepfrying them with sweet potato and taro.  This is a delicious dessert which can be served at any time of the day and I enjoy mine, served warm!






Recipe for Red Bean Sweet Soup with 'Nian Ko' ~   红豆年糕糖

Ingredients

  • 300 gm red beans
  • 100 gm 'nian ko', cut into cubes (not freshly made 'nian ko')
  • 30 gm dried longan
  • 2.1/2 to 3 lt of water, as desired
  • 5 pcs of dried mandarin orange skin
  • Rock sugar to taste
Method

  1. Wash the red  beans, cook them in a pot with 2.1/2 lt of water, add in the dried mandarin orange skins.
  2. When the red  beans are soft, add in the rock sugar and the dried longan.  Fine tune to desired taste.
  3. Mix in the 'nian ko' cubes and turn off the heat.  Let the 'nian ko' soften a little.
  4. Ladle onto bowls to serve.





     I'm submitting this post to the Best Recipes for Everyone, May 2015 Event
    (Theme :  My Favourite Desserts)  organized by Fion of XuanHom's Mom and
    co-hosted by  Aunty Young

Comments

  1. This is new to me. I like red bean and I like nian ko. It sounds good to me to mix them tog so I can double like! Thanks Cheah, but I have to wait till CNY to buy the nian ko first.

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    1. Give this a try, I love the chewy nian ko in the tong sui!

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  2. Cheah, You're very creative, adding nian gao in the red bean soup. Sounds so unique and delicious.

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    1. Just need to finish up the nian ko and a friend gave me the idea.

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  3. it looks and sounds delicious!

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  4. How creative! I love the add of nian gao!

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  5. I had no idea it's sweet soup until I read it :) I haven't had sweet soup since I was a kid :)

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    1. Sweet soup for dessert and snack is a very Asian thing.

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  6. What a brilliant idea to use nian ko this way. I like it! ^.^

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  7. Hi Cheah, this sounds really delicious! The addition of nian ko is quite interesting and definitely creative. Will probably give it a try when I get my hands on some nian ko. Thanks for sharing it to BREE!

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  8. I like red bean soup, but adding in nian ko is the first for me, an addition of a chewy texture in the soup sounds yummy! A pity here confirm don't have nian ko, so I'd have to wait until I go back to SG then I can try this!

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    1. Yes, then make it an excuse to return to SG for the next CNY!

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  9. hey...that's a new idea..would like to try that next time. Thx!

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  10. This year I made a lot of Nian Ko I don't know how to use them, It's great with this recipe I use them for this,
    Thank you so much for your idea.

    Amanda Lu

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  11. I think this is similar to Japanese 'zenzai'. I love it when I was little and I still do but try not to have it too often for diet reason. I get craving when I see the photo of zenzai in magazine or someone's blog...ha ha ha. Looks so tempting!

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